According to Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare, thieves, fraudsters, and robbers have found their way into the church.
The founder of Perez Chapel International's (PCI) comments were made during his sermon at PCI's premises in Dzorwulu, in Accra on Sunday, February 5th.
"There are some who come into the church and they are thieves;their purpose is to steal.In fact there are church members who come in [to steal]."
Giving an apt example of why his church members should be wary, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare spoke of a married couple who used to fellowship at his church. The couple had defrauded him and other church members, and subsequently left the church to go join a different congregation.
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"Recently I had to call a pastor and I gave him a name; I said Mr So So & So and his wife, they are from my church, I leant they are in your church, they are fraudsters, they defrauded me and they defrauded other church members, and, so, be very careful about them and when the issue comes up, call my name and say I said so," he narrated
The head pastor of Perez Chapel International drove home his point by saying that these nefarious church members took advantage of opportunities to take photos, shake hands, or some sort of association with the pastor(s) to create the impression that they're close to the church leadership: using the opportunity to proliferate their criminal ways.
They start going from one church member to the other and they start borrowing money and they don't pay; they start defrauding other church members, he explained.